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01-29-23, 03:38 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, sir. I've had mine for about 5 years. ...

Yes, sir. I've had mine for about 5 years.
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New...
01-29-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By 1989Pre

Talk to Ian over at Lennon Shoes. I think mine...

Talk to Ian over at Lennon Shoes. I think mine cost about $120.00.
He made sure I got the right size. https://williamlennon.co.uk
01-27-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,789
Posted By 1989Pre

Ah. Thanks for the correction. I should have...

Ah. Thanks for the correction. I should have noted the downtube font.
01-27-23, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,789
Posted By 1989Pre

1970 Raleigh Tourist in nice condition. ...

1970 Raleigh Tourist in nice condition.
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01-27-23, 03:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

My Rudge uses the same system. ...

My Rudge uses the same system.
https://www.raleigh-katsaris.com/shell-description.php?product_id=244&subcat_id=203
01-26-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

Chrome fork crown, too. That's pretty cool.

Chrome fork crown, too. That's pretty cool.
01-26-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

Not only do I employ steel calipers, but I use...

Not only do I employ steel calipers, but I use the Phillips "Monitor" stabilizer, so in times of duress, my fork blades become part of the braking system.
01-26-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,099
Posted By 1989Pre

Rotrax was one of the top British builders. They...

Rotrax was one of the top British builders. They have a very loyal following in Britain. They were in Shirley, Southampton....
01-26-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

If there is one steel component that should have...

If there is one steel component that should have a following on modern, rim-brake bikes, it is the brake calipers. The next time you are descending gleefully at 40mph and spot a family of geese...
01-25-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 620
Posted By 1989Pre

For wool or wool blend, I go with either Wright's...

For wool or wool blend, I go with either Wright's or Wigwam
01-24-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

Nope...Too nice.

Nope...Too nice.
01-23-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

One thing I do not fully understand is the...

One thing I do not fully understand is the dis-connect between European and British bicycle technology, and that of the Americans. Certainly by the late 1960's American riders were desperate for...
01-23-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

If you were in England and wanted a British road...

If you were in England and wanted a British road bike in the 1950's-60's and were part of the proleteriat, most marques had a model that was made of a very decent hi-ten. Raleigh/Carlton had their...
Forum: Introductions
01-21-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi GTB, I hope you get some good weather. Welcome.

Hi GTB, I hope you get some good weather. Welcome.
01-21-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,711
Posted By 1989Pre

Because the same people who don't see-fit to...

Because the same people who don't see-fit to provide a bike rack in front of their business are the same ones who oppose other green, community improvements.
01-19-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,221
Posted By 1989Pre

On Christmas morning, 1970, I saw the most...

On Christmas morning, 1970, I saw the most glorious thing ever: A shiny, red "Sears Adult Bicycle", with a gas-tank headlight, streamers, saddlebag and a bell. I wish I still had it.
01-19-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By 1989Pre

I'm all set. I had the lower dust seal in the...

I'm all set. I had the lower dust seal in the wrong place.
01-19-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By 1989Pre

Needle-Bearing headset Re-assembly

Can you tell me the order in which these pieces go?
When I re-assemble them according to a cheap, exploded diagram
on the internet, the fork completely binds (I must force it to turn.)...
01-14-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,358
Posted By 1989Pre

Got my first tubulars in the mail today. 320tpi,...

Got my first tubulars in the mail today. 320tpi, skinwall and $55.00 apiece.
Recommended pressure 90-180? That was a surprise....
01-14-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 801
Posted By 1989Pre

Been caught stealing through the rain...

Been caught stealing through the rain...
01-13-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,789
Posted By 1989Pre

Usually about forty pounds, I think. Yeah, you...

Usually about forty pounds, I think. Yeah, you can lighten it up and run it as a path racer if you want...
01-12-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,030
Posted By 1989Pre

Never seen one break up like that, but I just...

Never seen one break up like that, but I just bent a brand-new Cycle Pro chain whip in half by trying a breaker bar on it. I'll try some lube on the sprocket threads first, next time.
01-07-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,116
Posted By 1989Pre

I don't do wireless devices. I keep my rides...

I don't do wireless devices. I keep my rides simple, no matter the length (not many direction changes) and write the cheat sheet in pen and ink. Just say no to radiation....
01-07-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By 1989Pre

The quote goes back almost 100 years. I was...

The quote goes back almost 100 years. I was incorrect about the balancing of the bike. With so much gear on the right side only, if anything, the disc-brake system helps to correct this...
01-07-23, 04:38 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By 1989Pre

Disc brakes: heavier, more complex, upset the...

Disc brakes: heavier, more complex, upset the lateral balance of the bike, are more expensive, are less aero-dynamic. Caliper is closer to the road or trail.

Result of successful marketing:
"The...
01-06-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By 1989Pre

Not just heavier. All of the stuff is on one...

Not just heavier. All of the stuff is on one side, so imbalanced.
12-29-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By 1989Pre

This makes a lot of sense to me, and reflects my...

This makes a lot of sense to me, and reflects my experience and perceptions to a large degree. I think that if my situation were different, I would buy a Gunnar Sport and just outfit it in whichever...
12-27-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,384
Posted By 1989Pre

Thank you. You've been very helpful.

Thank you. You've been very helpful.
12-26-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By 1989Pre

I have never seen, or heard-of one with 26mm...

I have never seen, or heard-of one with 26mm clamp diameter.
12-24-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,675
Posted By 1989Pre

Photo from steel-vintage.com: ...

Photo from steel-vintage.com:
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12-23-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 1989Pre

It looks like you've got three threads showing,...

It looks like you've got three threads showing, and that is generally considered the minimum.

My Gipiemme Sprints have those metal, polished dust-caps. Mine have one small hole in them, apparently...
12-23-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By 1989Pre

They should tear that one down and replace it...

They should tear that one down and replace it with a perfect one, complete with a clear plastic covering, and surround it with work from local artists celebrating the contribution and style of...
12-22-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 1989Pre

Give Kinesis a call though, and find out if they...

Give Kinesis a call though, and find out if they ever made the Crosslight in 110mm spacing. For what it's worth, I recommend Kinesis aluminum forks. I run the Maxlight in summer on my mtb and the...
12-21-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 703
Posted By 1989Pre

If you're getting 110mm as your front spacing,...

If you're getting 110mm as your front spacing, then something is amiss, and you want the best opinion you can get. If someone tried to "re-space" this fork, then it is compromised. Talk to the...
12-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,797
Posted By 1989Pre

My Technium is about due for a new coat, but...

My Technium is about due for a new coat, but powder-coating is not an option because the heat involved (400F) would melt the flux in the lugs, and I'm not even sure how 6000-series aluminum would...
12-17-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,779
Posted By 1989Pre

Did a club ride on my '62 Rudge Sports over the...

Did a club ride on my '62 Rudge Sports over the summer. One rider commented, "I'm really surprised at the speed you got!"
20 miles, Rudge handled it like a champ....
12-15-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 58,810
Posted By 1989Pre

I just dropped some 5/32" ball bearings in the...

I just dropped some 5/32" ball bearings in the holes with a tiny drop of super glue. It's worked great.
12-15-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,637
Posted By 1989Pre

This makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the kind...

This makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the kind offer.
12-15-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By 1989Pre

I bought a used B15N that was thoroughly...

I bought a used B15N that was thoroughly dried-out. I dumped olive oil into the underside several times and let it sit until it stopped absorbing. It seems to have worked well. I made sure I got...
12-11-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,789
Posted By 1989Pre

Raleigh bought the Rudge name in 1943. If the...

Raleigh bought the Rudge name in 1943. If the badge says Nottingham, it was made by Raleigh.
12-10-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 58,810
Posted By 1989Pre

That's disturbing.

That's disturbing.
12-10-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 429
Views: 58,810
Posted By 1989Pre

3alarmer: A Rudge with Nervex lugs. I don't think...

3alarmer: A Rudge with Nervex lugs. I don't think I've ever seen that, before. Very nice collection, with the possible exception of Fat Freddie's Cat. ;)
Forum: Framebuilders
12-09-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By 1989Pre

I should hope that the edges of the lugs do have...

I should hope that the edges of the lugs do have a thin coating of paint, rather than a thick layer that obscures the details.
i think the chance of moisture (either as gas or solid), entering...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-09-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By 1989Pre

Not brazed.., thermal bonded. Is it...

Not brazed.., thermal bonded.

Is it possible that moisture infiltrated from the cable housing entry at lug?
12-07-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By 1989Pre

A Useful Surprise

It seems I have entered the fixed-gear scene completely un-intentionally. I built up a late 1940's British racer with hubs that I intended to use a 4-speed freewheel on. These hubs were made by...
12-05-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By 1989Pre

I sweat a lot, so the only thing that keeps me...

I sweat a lot, so the only thing that keeps me home is the risk of having to stop (for a puncture, especially). After the first 5-7 minutes of the ride, I'm warmed up, but I know I have to keep...
12-04-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,336
Posted By 1989Pre

Have you had any physical trauma to the area of...

Have you had any physical trauma to the area of your acetabulum? I slipped on the pedal, attempting to clip in, at a green light once, and came down hard on my top-tube, in that area. Ever since...
12-03-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By 1989Pre

Very neat having your seat-tube water bottle...

Very neat having your seat-tube water bottle bosses installed nice and low, with a f.d. braze-on mount to keep the mech clear.
12-02-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26,678
Views: 3,896,789
Posted By 1989Pre

A couple of Craig's List finds: A '67? Rudge...

A couple of Craig's List finds: A '67? Rudge Sports and a '70's Raleigh Superbe....
12-02-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,091
Posted By 1989Pre

Constrictor Conloy on Harden large flange: ...

Constrictor Conloy on Harden large flange:
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